In conjunction with our 2002 Centennial celebration, Hutchison presented the first Distinguished Alumna Award to recognize and celebrate alumnae who are making a difference in the world through exceptional professional achievement, singular artistic creation, and selfless and visionary service.
Alumna Service to Hutchison Award
To recognize and express the school's appreciation for exceptional and longstanding service to and advocacy for Hutchison, the Alumna Service to Hutchison was conceived in 2016. The inaugural winner, Betty Riggan Padgett '60, was presented the award on April 8, 2016.
Anne Marie Newton Walker Philanthropy Award
Created in 2010, this award recognizes alumnae who have made Hutchison School a philanthropic priority. Like the award's namesake, Anne Marie Newton Walker '47, these alumnae are passionately committed to enhancing and sustaining Hutchison's commitment to developing the mind, body, and spirit of our girls for success and fulfillment in college and in life.
Honorary Alumnae recipients are active, vibrant individuals with a caring concern for Hutchison, their communities, and their families. They have brought honor to themselves and the school, and demonstrably reflect Miss Hutchison's values and her passionate commitment to girls' education.
The Hutchison Distinguished Alumna Award recognizes and celebrates alumnae who are making a difference in the world through exceptional professional achievement, singular artistic creation, and selfless and visionary service.
We are proud to announce that the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award is Colonel Julie Rim Huygen ’87, who serves in the Air Force as a Judge Advocate. Colonel Huygen is Chief of the Military Justice Division, Air Force Legal Operations Agency at Andrews Air Force Base, and has a 19-year career in the Air Force. She states, “I remain a true believer that the law can be a positive force for other people.”
About Hutchison, she added, “I never feel that far from Hutchison because those years did have an impact on me. So much of how I identify myself has to do with my time spent at Hutchison.”